Tech Talk Tuesday: Law School for the Tech Entrepreneur


Emerging Enterprise Center at Foley Hoag

Bay Colony Corporate Center, North Entrance
1000 Winter Street - Suite 4000
Waltham, MA 02451

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October 26, 2010 7:30AM–9:30AM


Emerging technology companies and the entrepreneurs who found them face a number of potentially daunting challenges. One of these is the need to develop a general understanding of the relevant legal landscape and how to navigate through it.

Topics to be discussed: 

  • Common employment law issues for early-stage companies, including hiring issues; appropriate classification as independent contractor or employee; wage and hour issues; terminating the relationship; and noncompetes and other restrictive covenants. 
  • Intellectual property strategies, including the differences between trademarks, patents and copyrights and when and how to seek protection for each; and 
  • Practical approaches to managing litigation on a tight budget.

The panel will include the following Foley Hoag LLP attorneys: